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    The power of civic ecosystems: Learning from the ACTive NGOs network

    After three years of joint work, the ACTive NGOs URBACT Transfer Network has arrived to its final months. In these three years, the cities of Riga, Brighton and Hove, Dubrovnik, Espoo, Santa Pola and

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    NGO Houses as permanent civic hubs: some lessons from the ACTive NGOs’ Final Event

    Key points emerged at the ACTive NGOs final event highlighted by the Ad Hoc Expert Simone d’Antonio on how to create a participatory message for making hubs for civic engagement crucial for restoring

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    Learning cities, the value of cooperation. Transfer Story from Syracuse

    It was a spring morning and I was cycling via Malta to Ortigia when I saw a beautiful building, clearly a work of industrial archaeology, and I wondered what it was about. I had recently moved to

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    ACTive NGOs network`s journey continues for building community spaces for cultivating local ecosystems

    The beginning of April has been marked with a reunion, celebration and a significant review moment for the participants of the URBACT project “Riga NGO House - platform for cooperation between non

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    Brighton (UK) adopts good practice from the impressive NGO House in Riga (LV)

    A somewhat dreary day in a municipal office was, unbeknownst to me, a significant one in the form of an email with the Urbact Project III call out for partner cities. Having previously failed with a

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    ACTive NGOs Brighton Transfer Story

    A somewhat dreary day in a municipal office was, unbeknownst to me, a significant one in the form of an email with the Urbact Project III call out for partner cities. Having previously failed with a

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    Transfer story: How to develop a user-friendly Service Map of NGOs in Espoo?

    On a sunny day in February 2019, we arrived at Santa Pola from the Espoo Municipality as members of the ACTive NGOs project. Instead of the cold and rainy weather in Finland, we immediately noticed

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    How Santa Pola has strengthened communication with the local associative network through the development of updated database of associations and NGOs

    Santa Pola is a Mediterranean city located on the south-west coast of Spain. With more than 32,000 inhabitants, the municipality has a very active associative network, that has grown extremely fast in

  • In search of co-creation and collaboration through organic grow – story of NGO centres in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Dubrovnik shouldn't only be known for its problems with mass tourism or its UNESCO uniqueness. It should also be known for its longstanding tradition of active citizens and NGOs. In the last decade of